2023: XXV

Frammenti d’identità. I nomi in Aracoeli e in altre pagine di Elsa Morante

Pubblicato 2023-10-05

Parole chiave

  • identity and storytelling,
  • mirror,
  • Doppelgänger,
  • wound,
  • glimmers,
  • call by name
  • ...Più


This article emphasizes the significance of Elsa Morante’s onomastic choices and explores the relationship between names and characters in her novel Aracoeli, as well as in some of her other narrative works. It delves into the role of the narrator, the transformations and destinies of the protagonists, and the disruption of their identities, all of which are reflected in the names chosen for them within the dynamic of the text. Additionally, the article sheds light on Morante’s conception of literature, particularly in her later years, and how she perceives the interplay between proper names and identity, capturing the elusive facets of our own selves.